Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace


By Matt Sadler
December 29 2017

Arsenal dominated the first half, taking the lead after a good finish from a tight angle by Mustafi, and Palace struggled to cope with our passing, but we failed to finish them off. Palace came out a lot stronger in the second half, particularly at the start, and equalised, before Alexis killed them off with two well taken goals.

This was a really important win after a bad league run recently. Chambers and Mustafi did well, Bellerin and Xhaka looked much better, Wilshere is getting back to his best, Alexis took his goals well.

Without wanting to be too negative following a win, watching us these days you can see Wenger is only taking us one way. The football is w*nk and we look miles off the other "big six" sides. So slow. Just embarrassing we've reached a point where we could be six months away from losing Wilshere, Ozil and Alexis for free. I worry about our future.

Cech - 6. Okay.

Chambers - 7. Did well on his league return. Maybe could've done more to prevent Zaha's low cross for the equaliser, but also did enough to put Zaha off when he had a free header.
Mustafi - 7. Again did well. Took his goal excellently. Our best defender now?
Koscielny - 6. Beaten in the air too easily for Tomkins' consolation goal. This needs to be his last season, but we all know it won't be

Bellerin - 7.5. Been a big critic of his recently but thought that was his best performance in a while.
Xhaka - 8. Another who looked a lot better last night. Controlled things from deep. Best performance alongside Wilshere so far.
Wilshere - 8. Best league performance since his comeback? Good on the ball, great feet, drove, fitness getting there.
Kolasinac - 6. Lost Townsend for the equaliser, otherwise okay.

Ozil - 7.5. Quality first half, okay second.
Lacazette - 6.5. Did well for Mustafi's opener and puts himself about, but doesn't get great service.
Alexis - 8. Worked hard and took his two goals well.

Subs:

Coquelin - 5. Poor substitution.
Maitland-Niles - N/A. Not on long.


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Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace
Posted by: Arsenal Times (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2017 09:36

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Re: Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace
Posted by: Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2017 11:18

Has Monreal left Arsenal?

Monreal is by far our best defender! It's not even a debate!

Re: Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace
Posted by: BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2017 11:33

Err no he isn't.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Re: Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace
Posted by: Gunnersingh1 (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2017 13:31

Err yes he is and he has been for a long time.

I suppose you think Cech was great yesterday as well, and Lacazette is the answer!

Re: Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace
Posted by: BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2017 13:41

Err he really isn't. He's had a few good games sure, but he also has some f.ucking howlers.

BTW you forgot to say how s.hit Ramsey is in your post. People might forget your thoughts on the matter if you don't keep your finger on the pulse whilst he's out injured.



Albert Einstein once said: "Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

Re: Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace
Posted by: Trent2000 (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2017 15:32

Monreal has been our best defender the past few seasons by far.

Being played out of position and excelling.

Hector and Xhaka were both poor again, Jack was best by far.

Want to see someone else in the middle with Jack, why not is a mystery to me.

Lacazette needs a few goals to get us back on track for a run at the 4th place trophy, just not sure if we even can get it.

Re: Sanchez turns the tide Ratings v Palace
Posted by: MattySadler (IP Logged)
Date: 29/12/2017 17:08

Monreal was wank at left back last season until we switched to three at the back, so I'd say that is about his best position now. I wouldn't fancy him left back in a 4, or left wing back. Monreal started this season well but he's certainly not been as good recently. He and Koscielny's time at the top level really needs to be coming to an end. Apparently Kostas Manolas has just signed a new contract with a £40 million release clause. Can't imagine why his release clause would be so low, but if it actually is then I think its fairly obvious what we need to do.

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